US President Donald Trump has mentioned it’s a “badge of honour” for America to “lead” the world with 1.5 million confirmed coronavirus instances because it means the US is testing extra individuals for the illness that has killed over 300,000 individuals the world over.
The US has 1.5 million confirmed coronavirus instances and over 91,000 deaths, each the world’s highest.
“I take a look at that as, in a sure respect, as being a superb factor as a result of it means our testing is significantly better,” he mentioned on Tuesday on the White Home as he hosted his first Cupboard assembly for the reason that COVID-19 outbreak started.
“By the way in which,” he advised reporters, “you understand once you say that we lead in instances, that”s as a result of we’ve got extra testing than anyone else.”
“So when we’ve got lots of instances,” he continued, “I do not take a look at that as a foul factor, I take a look at that as, in a sure respect, as being a superb factor as a result of it means our testing is significantly better.”
He added: “So I view it as a badge of honour. Actually, it is a badge of honour.”
President Trump was responding to a query about whether or not he was contemplating a journey ban on Latin America, Brazil particularly.
“It is an excellent tribute to the testing and all the work that lots of professionals have completed,” the President mentioned.
In keeping with the Facilities for Illness Management, a federal company, the US had carried out 12.6 million coronavirus assessments by Tuesday.
The Democratic Nationwide Committee has criticised President Trump’s feedback, tweeting that the 1.5 million COVID-19 instances within the US represented “a whole failure of management”. Donald Trump is looking for re-election within the November three Presidential election within the US.
In the meantime, President Trump mentioned he was contemplating journey ban on nations from Latin America attributable to surge in coronavirus instances there. “We’re contemplating it,” the US President mentioned when requested if he was contemplating a journey ban on Latin America, and Brazil particularly.
Brazil has over 271,000 confirmed coronavirus instances, the third highest on this planet, following the US and Russia. In keeping with Johns Hopkins information, Russia has over 308,000 confirmed instances of COVID-19.
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